Sauti Yangu Nguvu Yangu project supported by Ford Foundation was implemented by Rural Women Peace Link (RWPL) in three Counties; Bungoma (Mt. Elgon Sub County), West Pokot (North Pokot Sub County), and Nandi County (Mossop Sub County). The project under our pillar of Governance and Human Rights focused on Women, Youth, and Persons with disability. The project was implemented in two wards in each of the sub-counties in the counties named that is Bungoma – Mt. Elgon Sub County (Chesikaki and Chepyuk wards), West Pokot – North Pokot Sub County (Kasei and Korpu wards), and Nandi County – Mossop Sub County (Kabiyet and Kurgung/Surungai ward).
The project focused on enhancing women, youth, and PWD’s knowledge in civic education and the County governance process. It also aimed at increasing the participation and engagement of these interest groups in County governance and budget-making processes. Secondly, the project also aimed at creating awareness of the importance of women seeking leadership roles in elective, appointive, and community leadership positions based on the first-generation Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) and the UN1325. It also sought to create awareness through the community, cultural elders, and religious leaders on the stigmatization around PWDs in the community and their role in engaging in the governance process and the community level.
The project’s goal was for the capacity of marginalized groups (women, youth, minority communities, and PWDs) in Bungoma (Mt. Elgon), West Pokot (North Pokot), and Nandi (Mosop) counties to be strengthened leading to meaningful participation in governance and development processes. Some of the project successes are documented in the video;